SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xerces-c (SUSE-SU-2016:2154-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

xerces-c was updated to fix one security issue. This security issue
was fixed :

- CVE-2016-2099: Use-after-free vulnerability in
validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++ did
not properly handle exceptions raised in the XMLReader
class, which allowed context-dependent attackers to have
unspecified impact via an invalid character in an XML
document (bsc#979208).

- CVE-2016-4463: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser crashed on
malformed DTD (bnc#985860).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/979208
https://bugzilla.suse.com/985860
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2099.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4463.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?9c1963c1

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t
patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1271=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1271=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1271=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93308 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2099
CVE-2016-4463

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